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Problems Running XP on SATA


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Kat1978

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Hey Guys,

I hope you can help me here. I have an 80GB SATA Drive, which I have owned for about 10 mths plus a 160GB SATA, which I just purchased. I have successfully installed XP on the 80GB SATA Drive, which has been partitioned into 22GB and 50GB (roughly). However, the problem I seem to have is that when it goes to boot up and run XP, it gets to the Windows XP Logo, and then the computer reboots itself. I have a P4S800-MX SE Motherboard, P4 2.4Ghz Processor, and 1GB DDR RAM. I have tried almost everything I know, without success. There are three options in the BIOS to enable the SATA controller, those being "disabled" "native" and "raid". I have tried both options of native and raid, and the same thing keeps happening with the computer just continuously rebooting itself.

However, if I reconnect my old IDE drive to the computer, both SATA Drives appear when XP loads up. (and yes, I do disconnect the IDE drive before loading XP on the SATA drive). I can access the SATA drives and see that the SATA Drive has XP loaded on it. I have also tried the repair process during the installation of XP, only for it to re-install the whole OS again.

I also have a backup disc (4.7GB) of a previously installed version of XP, plus all my personal settings, which was done through Nortons Ghost. I tried using this disc, and was successful with my installation, however, once again, the same rebooting problem occurred upon startup.

I hope I have explained myself well enough for you to understand the predicament I am in at the moment. I am really looking forward to some suggestions, as I am all out.

Thanks in advance, Kat
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